Tableau Recaps Big Media Week

By Doreen Jarman November 15, 2011

At Tableau, we tend to measure success by the positive feedback we get from customers. It’s also nice, though, when the media our customers know and respect – like Fortune and Wired – take notice of our little software company in Seattle. Last week we got some big recognition from media we’d like to share.

Fortune contributor Richard Nieva featured Tableau co-founder Pat Hanrahan in an article in the Nov. 21 issue now hitting newsstands. The article traces Pat’s career from Pixar and Stanford to Tableau and says that our software, “marries data computation with beautiful graphics.” Thanks to Joshua Klahr from Yahoo who commented about Tableau, “This is almost like PivotTables on steroids.”

Wired.com also featured Pat along with our CEO Christian Chabot in, “Steve Jobs Disciple Gets Graphical With Big Data Analytics.” The article concludes that, “The planet will probably end up generating a couple zetabytes (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) of data in 2011, but would the average person have any idea what to do with any of it? Likely not. Even within the enterprise, only a handful of employees can make meaningful sense of it. But Tableau aims to change that.”

Also last week, Silicon Angle posted three pieces about our new Hadoop connector:
Tableau Brings Data Visualization to Hadoop
5 Companies to Watch at Hadoop World
5 Themes from Hadoop World

IT Business Edge's Mike Vizard wrote a piece focused on the Hadoop connector, while Information Management included a mention of the announcement in its Hadoop World Day 2 roundup.

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